01 SepEarly Fall 2014 Class Schedule


Fall is my favorite time of year! Social commitments slow down, the weather gets cooler, Halloween is coming, the leaves change and pumpkin everything – edibles, drinkables & decor!

I’ve planned classes through mid-October because I’m running in the Bank of America Chicago Marathon on October 12th. Next round of classes, Saturday mornings will be an option once again. I look forward to crisp Fall mornings in the kitchen!

For now, please take a look at the class schedule and sign up for a class or two. Would love to see you in my kitchen!

05 JunEarly Summer 2014 Class Schedule


Photo credit: Social Manor

Wishing everyone a Happy June! Hope it’s full of sunshine & fun BBQs with friends & family!

June cooking classes are posted! As always, it’s exciting for me to see which classes fill first because there’s no science to how I plan. I try to choose seasonal, tasty and mostly healthy menus and see what sticks. I enjoy meeting new attendees, which there’s been a plethora of lately and I’m oh-so-grateful! And I’m very thankful to my trusty regulars who’ve become good friends. It’s a joy to have you all come to my home and enjoy an evening of learning, chatting and most importantly sharing. It’s the beauty of teaching – sharing information for everyone’s benefit. I’m very thankful for your support of Social!

A big thanks to the ladies of Social Manor, Lauren Johnson & Erin Kice, for writing a lovely blog post about Social. First off, if you haven’t visited their darling interior design store in Old Town, go today. It’s fresh, new traditional and full of beautiful things you’ll want. In case you missed the post on Social Manor’s blog, here’s the link: “Patio Party at Social”

So take a peek & sign up for a class or two! “Social Early Summer Classes” Until we meet again in the kitchen!



24 MarEarly Spring 2014 Class Schedule


I’d like to take a seat at this gorgeous Spring table right now for a lovely luncheon with friends.


Spring is here – at least the calendar says so! Another round of classes are posted, and I’m always curious and anxious to see which faces I see in each class.

A big thanks to Denise Neil at the Wichita Eagle who featured me in her column in January! Her article brought several new, fantastic people.

Hope some of the class themes grab you and if you want a particular class, please feel free to request for next round (abgeist@hotmail.com).

Early Spring Classes 2014

You’ll notice there are no Saturday classes because I’m training for a half marathon in early May. After that, Saturday morning classes will resume, and there will be Parent/Child classes and Youth classes again! I especially enjoy the enthusiasm and playfulness of young ones in my kitchen!

01 JanHappy New Year & Winter 2014 Schedule


Happy, Happy New Year! Hoping your holiday season was filled with laughter, joy, wonderful food, friends and family!

I haven’t had a regular class schedule for quite some time, but you’ll see that I’ve packed in many classes in the next 8 or so weeks, so you can get your fill of good food and fun in my kitchen! Winter is such a fun time to cozy in and spend more time preparing food. I’m truly looking forward to spending time teaching on a regular basis again.

So please, take a peek, and choose a class or two!

Winter 2014 Class Schedule


Photo Credit: From Restored Style blog: Winter Tablescape

07 MaySpring/Summer 2013 Classes


Spring is finally here and with it come some of my favorite seasonal foods of the year – fresh artichokes begging to be steamed, crisp asparagus from my husband’s garden and succulent, sweet strawberries!

Bring your wine and culinary curiosity for a new round of inspiration! As usual, please call me to reserve your spot: 316.990.4493. Thank you for stopping by & hope to see you in the kitchen soon!

Hope you’ll find a class or two to attend: Spring/Summer Class Schedule 2013

22 JanWinter 2013 Classes

Happy New Year to all! Hope that everyone had a lovely holiday season and has taken time to rejuvenate for the New Year! I enjoyed the Christmas season that kept going on and on – chalk full of entertaining, cooking and cooking some more!
January is a nice time to make resolutions, reevaluate things and start the year off right! Of course, I’ve made resolutions such as eat well & exercise 5 times a week (which is on my list each year and I stick to it pretty well), get to work on my cookbook – the first draft is done and I MUST carve out time to get back to it & live in the moment.
Hope you’ll find Winter 2013 inspiring! I’m really anxious to get back in the kitchen with you all!

23 AugFabulous Fall 2012 Classes

Photo Credit: Nell Hills blog www.nellhillsblog.com

Cooler temperatures are gracing us in the mornings, and soon it will be time for all things pumpkin, which I absolutely LOVE!! Perhaps it’s because my birthday is in early October, or because I enjoy the crisp, fall weather. Whatever the reason, I can’t wait to get back into the kitchen with you all and enjoy some fun, tasty evenings!

To view the Fall 2012 class schedule, click here: http://findyourwingsocial.com/?page_id=126

01 AugSpecial Classes: Aug 7 & 11

Josh Rathbun (my husband’s son) is teaching two Social classes on August 7th and August 11th. He’s worked the past 5 years at a top ten restaurant in the country called Fruition.

He brings talent, passion and a lot of restaurant cooking expertise to share!

Tuesday, August 7th, 6:15 p.m.

Handmade Pasta with Josh Rathbun

- Ricotta Ravioli with Bolognese Sauce

- Potato Gnocchi with Burre Blanc Sauce

- Farmers Market Finds Salad

Saturday, August 11th, 10 a.m.

Fruition with Josh Rathbun

- Ratatouille: Crispy Eggplant, Tomato Vinegarette, Thinly-sliced Zucchini, Grilled Onion, Prosciutto, Manchego Cheese & Balsamic

- Pan Seared Scallops with Corn Goat Cheese Cakes, Shrimp, Pickled Veggies & Corn Puree

- Peach Cobbler

These classes are limited to 8 people each. If you are interested, please act quickly or you’ll miss out on this opportunity. (He’s moving to Australia in a couple weeks, so this won’t happen again anytime soon.)

Stay tuned for August and September schedules! I’m working on them now! Thanks!

09 MayFlavors of Spring

Hoping this lovely spring season has put a pep in your step and that you’re enjoying all the beautiful flowers that have bloomed so early this year! Can’t wait to share some exciting classes with you!

Please take a peek. I’ve posted classes for May and June. Simply click on the link called “Class Schedule” under Pages on the right hand margin of this page. (I apologize – I usually link right here, and I’m having a hard time tonight.)

In July, my husband and I will travel to France for 10 days, and we haven’t nailed down the dates yet. REALLY looking forward to the trip and the culinary adventures. I speak NO French and will attempt to work on that before we go. Most of all, I will enjoy eating my way through Paris and the trip’s influence on my cooking and sharing it with all of you.

Hope to see you soon and see you often this round!

12 JanHappy New Year with a New Schedule!

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Hope everyone had a lovely holiday season! I sure did, and am just getting back into my groove after 3 rounds of company, many, many desserts and meals made and I don’t even want to think about the dishes. I’m finally caught up around here (although if you’ve driven by my house, you’ll see my Christmas trees are still up!).

Hope you’ll start the year off right by signing up for a few classes! Click on the link to the new schedule for January/February/March 2012: here.